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#1 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 09:23 AM
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Took my truck in for oil change and dealer said the front rotors are glazed but pads are still ok, steering however is fine, $200 for resurface or $500 for new plus pads. Are these easy to replace that a friend who knows a little can do it? I'm sure I'll save hundreds, thanks.
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I searched the forum for DIY thread, can't find it. Link please.
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Took my truck in for oil change and dealer said the front rotors are glazed but pads are still ok, steering however is fine, $200 for resurface or $500 for new plus pads. Are these easy to replace that a friend who knows a little can do it? I'm sure I'll save hundreds, thanks.
That dealer is a stealer. Oil changes at dealerships are an opportunity for the lube dude to look around your truck to find high profit, unnecessary repairs. I am elated that you declined the dealer offer to get a second opinion from us. Lube dude is under pressure from management to up the profit on oil changes. Lube dude gets a spiff if they sold you on the glazed rotor BS.
Glazed rotors are normal and nothing to worry about.
I have not yet pulled the wheels on my truck but disc brake repair is usually the same on most vehicles.
1. Remove wheel
2. Remove caliper
3. Remove rotor from hub

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Pretty much the same for most vehicles. Take off the wheel, Disconnect the calipers and remove the rotors. Some can be harder than others to get off. I had an elantra that required beating with a sledge until the rotor broke. Not a difficult job. Hit the bolts with some PB blaster the day before just to loosen them up.

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First off... Definitely DIY.

Second... I had all four of my rotors resurfaced for $25 per rotor so, $200 sounds crazy to me.

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Take the rotors off as mentioned above, take said rotors tks a parts store that can turn them, reinstall with new pads, stop going to dealerships.

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Yeah everytime I get oil change there's always something. I'll have my friend takes care of them for very minimal fee. Just want to make sure they're not hard repair. So far I don't even hear any squeak.
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The dealer was hosing you!! If your rotors are glazed the pads are no good anymore and you never resurface or replace a rotor without replacing the pads. Question is, were you having any problems with the brakes prior to being told you had glazed rotors? As far as replacing or surfacing the rotors, you not only have to remove the calipers but also the caliper mounting bracket to remove the rotor and from experience I'll tell you that the bolts holding the bracket will not come off easy.
If you did actually glaze your rotors your braking way to hard or carrying heavy loads.

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Truth^^^ forgot all about the caliper mounts. 19mm if I remember correctly?

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